the Caltech Y: Social Activism Speaker Series


 2017 Calendar

 Feb 8:

Michael Nacht: International Nuclear Weapons Policy

 Jan 26:

Jennifer Musto: Trafficking & Technology



 2016 Calendar

 Dec 8:

France Cordova (NSF Director): Science Policy

 Oct 21:

Jonathan Katz: Voter ID Laws

 Oct 12:

Andy Wilson: Minimum Wage Panel

 May 23:

Miles Corwin: (Author: And Still We Rise)

 Apr 25:

Morgan Kousser: Supreme Court & the 2016 Election

 Jan 20:

David Baltimore: Genetic Engineering

 Jan 10:

Kathleen A. Doherty & Michael R. Nelson



 2015 Calendar

 Nov 17:USC Professor: David Cruz
 Oct 27:Space Entrepreneurship Panel
 Oct 19:Congressman Seth Moulton
 Oct 13:

Dean Joseph Shepherd

 Aug 18:Dr. Scott Pace
 May 18:

Pres. Reagan Science Advisor: Dr. Bill Graham

 Apr 7:

Lunch Series: Prof. David Goodstein

 Feb 26:

Former Black Panther: Hank Jones

 Feb 24:

Lunch Series: Prof. Pietro Perona

 Feb 23:

Civil Liberties Protection Officer: Alex Joel

 Jan 27:Journalist Betty Medsger
 Jan 7:

Ebola Crisis: Dr. Wendy Kohlhase

 


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Miles Corwin

And Still We Rise - Social Justice and Education Inequality
Lunch Discussion Featuring: Miles Corwin

Monday, May 23, 2016
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Hill Annex (See map)

Miles Corwin spent a year with twelve gifted high school students from disadvantaged communities in LA. Corwin chronicled their journeys as they faced the greatest challenges of their academic lives in his book, And Still We Rise. The book won the PEN West award for nonfiction and was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. On May 23rd, Corwin will come to Caltech to discuss his unique perspective on the challenges facing students in disadvantaged communities.

Praise for the book:
"An exuberant tale of South-Central kids...On every page, their voice ring as clear as church bells and make even a jaded reader feel inspired." - USA Today
"An impressive, important work of narrative journalism...A more gifted reporter can barely be imagined." - San Francisco Chronicle

Corwin Bio:
Miles Corwin is a former crime reporter at the Los Angeles Times, where he wrote about the LAPD, homicide in South-Central Los Angeles, prisons, and the criminal justice system. A native of Los Angeles, he graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara and received an M.A. at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Corwin is the author of three nonfiction books: The Killing Season, a national bestseller; And Still We Rise, the winner of the PEN West award for nonfiction and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year; and Homicide Special, a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Kind of Blue, his first novel, was named one of Booklist's Top Ten First Crime Novels of 2010. His next book in the Ash Levine series, Midnight Alley, was released in April 2012. Corwin teaches literary journalism at the University of California, Irvine.

Miles Corwin


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